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  • Wynton playing with Gerald Wilson and Plas Johnson next week

    Posted on February 17th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America with a special concert series entitled Los Angeles: Central Avenue Breakdown featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on February 23-25 at 8pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. Gerald Wilson, who arranged music for Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, leads the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in this celebration, joined by fellow Los Angeles natives Plas Johnson, the sultry tenor sax voice of Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme. Tickets are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the Jazz…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates the Jazz Tradition and Culture of “Steeltown”

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the tributary cities of jazz with the From The Heart of Steeltown: Pittsburgh Festival on February 16, 17 & 18 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. This festival focuses on Pittsburgh’s long history in jazz and the many famous names that have come from Steeltown including Billy Strayhorn, songwriter Billy Eckstine, Mary Lou Williams and percussionist Art Blakey, with whom Wynton spent his early days. In Rose Theater at 8pm, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis welcomes special guest artists Jeff “Tain” Watts and Steve Nelson to perform…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: Who is Count Basie ?

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people | 0

    Piano player and bandleader William “Count” Basie taught Kansas City how to swing with elegance and raucous enthusiasm. Wynton, in his “Jazz for young people” concert series at Lincoln Center, and the LCJO share the secrets of the Basie big band beat. Saturday, February 11, 2006, 12pm and 2pm at Rose Theater. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: What is the Blues

    Posted on January 13th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people | 0

    Explore the meaning and structure of the blues, the foundation of American music. Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, hosts a soulful investigation on the form, feeling and function of the blues and its integral role in jazz. Saturday, January 17, 2004, 11am and 1pm at Alice Tully Hall (New York city) More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the JLCO presents: “Detroit Motor City Jazz”

    Posted on January 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America during the 2005-06 season themed Jazz From Coast to Coast with the week-long Detroit: Motor City Jazz Festival from January 10-15 at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City and throughout Michigan with performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in East Lansing on January 25 and Jazz at Lincoln Center presents the Music of Miles Davis in Detroit on January 27. As a highlight of the festival at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, the…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC for the children on NY1.com

    Posted on January 6th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people, Video | 3

    On January 4, Wynton spoke with NY1 Parenting Consultant Shelley Goldberg about the upcoming season of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the events that may be of interest to children. Enjoy the video on NY1.com (Real Player needed)   Keep reading »

  • Red Hot Holiday Stomp with Wynton

    Posted on December 12th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 1

    Wynton Marsalis and friends will bring New Orleans swing to New York for the holiday season! Red Hot Holiday Stomp will feature Wynton, Wycliffe Gordon, Don Vappie, Joe Temperley, Victor Goines and other guest musicians on December 15, 16 & 17, 2005 at 8pm and a matinee on December 18, 2005 at 3pm at Rose Theater. Featuring New Orleans native musicians, these concerts bring Big Easy-style holiday cheer to the Big Apple, highlighting classic holiday tunes seasoned with a bit of Crescent City flavor and the joyous music of Jelly Roll Morton. Tickets for Red Hot Holiday Stomp are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the Jazz at Lincoln…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: What is New Orleans Jazz ?

    Posted on November 30th, 2005 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people | 1

    Jazz for Young People: What is New Orleans Jazz?, hosted by Wynton Marsalis, will feature musicians performing and offering school age children the opportunity to learn about the birthplace of jazz. In this engaging narrative performance, Wynton stirs up the musical melting pot that gave us jazz. Everyone is invited to stomp, clap, and sing along to the polyphony of New Orleans jazz. “Jazz for Young People: What is New Orleans Jazz?” takes place on December 2 at 10:00am and 12:15pm at the Apollo Theater for school groups (tickets: $8/student) and will continue on December 3 at 12:00pm and 2:00pm at Frederick…   Keep reading »

  • JALC celebrates Wynton’s 25 Years on the music scene

    Posted on November 13th, 2005 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center commemorates Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis’ 25 years of musical achievement with Wynton with Strings on November 17, 18 and 19 at 8pm at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. This special series of concert performances feature a retrospect of jazz by the musician, educator and author. The Wynton Marsalis Quartet will perform a repertoire of Wynton’s music from the past 25 years, including new arrangements of music from his celebrated albums The Midnight Blues and Hot House Flowers. A string orchestra and Robert Sadin, conductor, will accompany the band for the celebration. Tickets for…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates Kansas City and Count Basie

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Saturday, September 22, 23 & 24, 2005, at Rose Theater, 8 pm The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs the music of influential Kansas City jazz musicians, particularly the legendary Count Basie and his spare signature piano style. Saxophonist Frank Wess, who played in Count Basie’s big band, joins the orchestra to play some of the best of Kansas City’s boogie-woogie jazz. This special Kansas City show integrates new talent inspired by rich tradition. K.C. and The Count featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will be broadcast live on September 24 via radio partners WBGO Jazz88.3FM in the New York…   Keep reading »